This is version 8.0.0000.0220 of the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth driver. The driver was released in January 2013 and is the latest driver for the Bluetooth device. This works on both Bluetooth 3 and Bluetooth 4 devices. See the other Bluetooth devices this driver will also work on such as the Asus Bluetooth device.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Driver
Note that this is both the Bluetooth Driver and Bluetooth Suite in the downloadable file listed below. This supports Atheros AR3011, AR3012, AR1005, AR9462, QCA9565, AR3002 and Bluetooth. There is also the Realtek RTL8723AE Bluetooth driver on here as well as the ft232rl driver.
There are a number of other brands who make use of the Atheros drivers. These range from Trust, as well as Dell which used it in its wireless adapters. See what the hardware is in your brand as most likely its a Broadcom adapter chipset.
(Driver 2013 – Win 8 64-bit – Older version)
(Version : 10.0.1.5 for Win 10 64-bit)
The older driver is on top which is a standard install exe file. The newer driver for Windows 10 is a CAB file and they are installed differently. You will need to extract the CAB file from inside the ZIP file and then follow the procedures as listed below. All the Windows 10 drivers are now mainly CAB file formats. This is the February 2017 Windows 10 anniversary driver.
- Download the Zip File above;
- Right Click on the file called ad3.zip
- Extract to C:\ drive
- Run command-prompt as admin (Right click on Windows icon and choose option); — Important
- Enter the command “ /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\ad3 “
- This installs the CAB File on your computer;
- Your devices will restart once the installation is over;
- Restart your computer.
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